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Game of Thrones Season 4 DVD & Blu-Ray Review

Jan 25, 2015

Remember that feeling you got when you had that special thing before all of your friends?  Maybe it was a Nintendo 64, maybe it was a Ken Griffey Jr Upper Deck Rookie Card or maybe it was your...

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True Detective

Rachel McAdams Confirmed for True Detective Season 2

Nov 24, 2014

UPDATE: We can now CONFIRM that Rachel McAdams is IN for True Detective season 2!  Here’s the logline from HBO: Rachel McAdams as Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective...

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Girls

Girls: “Triggering”

Jan 20, 2015

One of the best aspects of Girls is how true it rings to modern American life, even if only for a particular niche of society—in this case, four 20-something girls trying to figure out the...

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Movie Review: 300: Rise of an Empire

Jan 23, 2015

Approaching a historical Greek film is always very subjective when the film is mostly embedded in fantasy and sensationalism rather than the portrayal of historical accuracy. For some...

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Game of Thrones Season 3 Review: Episode 9 – The Rains of Castamere

Game of Thrones Season 3 Review: Episode 9 – The Rains of Castamere

“Show them how it feels to lose what they love.” Well, we were shown, but I’m not sure if anyone can accurately describe how it feels. The devestation. The horror. The treason. The downright unfairness. As a book reader, and indeed as a television viewer, this was without a doubt the most difficult episode to sit down and watch. Whether one knew it was coming or not, the horror, the hatred, the confusion is exactly the same. Similarly, this is definitely the most difficult episode review I have ever had to write, if only because I find it emotionally deteriorating to revisit the Red Wedding in all its visceral carnage. Nevertheless, a...

Writers Guild Names THE SOPRANOS “The Best Written Series”

Writers Guild Names THE SOPRANOS “The Best Written Series”

Now we all know that lists are just one party’s opinion of what they think is the best in whatever criteria they set. That always leaves them open for argument. Somebody else’s list is always different from the next person’s list. So take the following as you will. Both branches of the Writers Guild of America (WGAWest & WGAEast) have announced their list of the 101 Best Written TV Series of all time. It was based on the membership of the Guild casting online votes. These voters are people of the industry who write singly or collaboratively to create the shows we watch. HBO, it so happens is well represented on the list. In fact,...

The Newsroom Season 2: ‘The Desert’ Trailer

The Newsroom Season 2: ‘The Desert’ Trailer

Fans are probably still reeling from tonight’s episode of Game of Thrones but HBO also gave the faithful an equally epic trailer for the new season of The Newsroom.  HBO is known for it’s amazing trailers but we haven’t seen something quite like this in some time.  The cast of The Newsroom are in the desert and.. well just take a look for yourself:Crazy stuff. Not sure what to make of it but we’re just glad that The Newsroom will premiere soon! What did you think of this rather unusual tease for Aaron Sorkin’s HBO series? Leave a comment below with your thoughts, hopes and dreams for this...

VICE Episode 08: Fighting Chance – A Review:

VICE Episode 08: Fighting Chance – A Review:

Overview: SENEGALESE LAAMB WRESTLING – The most popular sport in the West African country of Senegal isn’t soccer – it’s Laamb, combining Greco-Roman wrestling moves with eclectic pre-fight rituals and dances. Laamb’s appeal has skyrocketed as the nation’s economy has plunged and top stars are of the Michael Jordan magnitude. In a jarring contrast of color and size, VICE visits Bombardier, a laamb star who’s a hero in his hometown of Mbour, to learn about the physical and spiritual sides of the sport – and to train for our intrepid correspondent’s debut in the ring. THE WORLD IS SINKING – The global sea level...

Episode 9 will “Blow the Top of Your Head Off”

Episode 9 will “Blow the Top of Your Head Off”

Readers of George RR Martin’s series already know what awaits them this Sunday night.  But whether or not that will ease the impending blow depends on the hearts and minds of the individual fans out there.  Only a handful of people on planet Earth have seen the infamous “episode 9″ from Game of Thrones season three as of today.  Liam Cunningham (Davos) is one of them.  Speaking with Access Hollywood recently he said gave this warning: “But what we’ve got coming on in the later episodes [of Season 3], and not to diminish the build-up to this, but I have to say, Episode 9 of this show, will blow the top of your...

Brave, Gender-Bending Arya vs. Masculine and Mocked Brienne of Tarth

Brave, Gender-Bending Arya vs. Masculine and Mocked Brienne of Tarth

“Beautiful” girls can do whatever they want, and “ugly” girls are ridiculous for daring to want anything. The binary can be further complicated if you are a person of color. Forget it if you deviate from that rigid binary and are LGBTQ. Arya is a petite, adorable girl, expected to blossom into a beautiful noble woman. Brienne is larger, regularly derided for her lack of femininity, and mocked for even desiring to have a husband and a family. The juxtaposition of Arya Stark and Brienne of Tarth highlights the two-headed coin of societal beauty standards and the objectification of women used as a tool to...

Danaerys Targaryen: Feminism for the Iron Throne

Danaerys Targaryen: Feminism for the Iron Throne

After my decade long experience with Harry Potter ended with the 2011 release of Deathly Hallows Part 2, I’ve been left wanting for a new Hermione, a similarly amazing and feminist mainstream character. Daenerys Targaryen’s drop the mic moment when she threw down Kraznys Mo Nakloz’s whip in Season 3, Episode 4 finally quenched that thirst! A young woman in a world created and run by men, Daenerys is denied her humanity, physically and verbally abused, and traded as a piece of property.Then she starts to take over the world. She’s a more adult, more complicated (and arguably more flawed) character than Hermione, and I...

What’s On: HBO Schedule For June 2013

What’s On: HBO Schedule For June 2013

Schools are now ending for the season and gardens & vacations are in the planning stages. It can be a busy time of year so when you do finally get to sit in front of a TV you want to enjoy quality programming and that is why you sit in front of HBO. We hope this post will make planning your HBO viewing schedule a bit easier. Let’s look at what is in store for June. Theatrical Movies: June is packed with five (5) weekends and we all know HBO places all their big premieres on Saturdays & Sundays. Saturday nights are reserved for the network’s premieres of theatrical movies. A different movie debuts on that night throughout the...

‘The Newsroom’ on DVD/BluRay: Season 1 Review

‘The Newsroom’ on DVD/BluRay: Season 1 Review

Are you a fan of Aaron Sorkin? Or Jeff Daniels? Or Sam Waterston? Or any of the stars on ‘The Newsroom’ cast? Preorder your copy of The Newsroom DVD/Blu-Ray Combo and relive some of the greatest moments in one of HBO’s most celebrated yet controversial new series. ‘The Newsroom’ takes us behind-the-scenes at ACN, showcasing the tumultuous nature of delivering the news in a responsible, informative and entertaining way. “It’s impossible,’ says Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), our disgruntled yet sullenly affable protagonist. But ACN’s newest Executive Producer, MacKenzie McHale (Emily...

Game of Thrones Season 4 Casting Underway: Magnar, Mace…& the RED VIPER

Game of Thrones Season 4 Casting Underway: Magnar, Mace…& the RED VIPER

In a recent report by Tower of the Hand, an esteemed fansite for A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones, it was confirmed by none other than George R.R. Martin himself that casting for season 4 of Game of Thrones has well and truly begun. The confirmation came during a Q&A session at ConQuesT 44 in Kansas City. Notes on the content of this session have been recorded on Tower of the Hand, here. The report states that: “Auditions are being held now for season 4 – including the Magnar, Mace Tyrell and OBERYN MARTELL!!” For those Unsullied fans of the show who are as yet unaware of these characters, this is very good...

HBO Films: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Review

HBO Films: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Review

Overview: Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. A name synonymous with showmanship, extravagance and candelabras, he was a world renowned performer with a flair that endeared him to his audiences and created a loyal fan base spanning his 40-year career. Liberace lived lavishly and embraced a lifestyle of excess both on and off stage. In summer 1977, handsome young stranger Scott Thorson walked into his dressing room and, despite their age difference and seemingly different worlds, the two embarked on a secretive...

HBO Go’s Memorial Day Play List

HBO Go’s Memorial Day Play List

“What’s on your Memorial Day play list?” HBO may be broadcasting a fairly normal schedule for Memorial Day– except for a brief hiatus for Game of Thrones and the premiere of Behind the Candelabra. However, you can find patriotic picks in their Memorial Day collection on HBO Go. We Stand Alone Together: Easy Company The real veterans of Easy Company talk about their experiences in WWII in this companion documentary for Band of Brothers. Wartorn 1861-2010 Wartorn documents Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans from the Civil War to present day conflicts. The Tuskegee Airmen African-American pilots during WWII prove...

VICE Extended – Additional Footage II

VICE Extended – Additional Footage II

  As promised HBOWatch wants to give you even more VICE and since there is no new episode of the series due to the Memorial Day weekend we offer another round of additional footage not seen on air.  Here is a look at clips as they relate to Episodes Five through Episode Seven. The first set of extended footage comes from Episode Five “Winners and Losers.” Ryan Duffy gave us the story of some Mormon Lost Boys. This is a look at one such excommunicated man not shown in the segment. Here is Lorin’s Story.Admit it, regardless of what you think of his religious persuasion, it was wrong for him to be stripped of his...

Band of Brothers: The Poster Project

Band of Brothers: The Poster Project

UPDATE 06/06/2013 – On this anniversary of D-Day, the Poster Project auction will be going LIVE on ebay. Peter O’Meara added his name in the nick of time and has been added to the list of signers. UPDATE 05/24/2013 – Just in time for Memorial Day, the Band of Brothers poster auction for charity has gone live with the web site at posterproject.us, and a new video detailing the effort for veterans. 100% of funds from The Poster Project will go to benefit GallantFew, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans help themselves and each other.Narrated by Michael Broderick, the video sums up the mission of The...

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